Call For Proposals

Guidelines for Proposal Submission

We seek a broad range of innovative presentations that align with our strands. Hands-on sessions are the preferred learning approach as are sessions with several presenters to provide varied points of view and thus engage interest and dialogue. Mini courses will be two hours long and will address between 25-45 participants.

Selection Criteria

The Review Committee is comprised of members of the Institute Planning and Implementation Group who are leaders in education. They will select the proposals for mini courses based upon the following criteria:

  • Compelling content
  • Aligned to the Institute throughline and strands
  • Aligned to Common Core and Performance Based Assessments
  • Cultural Competency
  • Use of Frameworks as Teaching Strategies: Teaching for Understanding, Studio Habits of Mind, Making Learning/Thinking Visible

Tips for Submitting a Proposal

  • Abstract/Descriptions for your session should be in 50 words or fewer with strong topic sentence.
  • Be authentic! Your peers need original presentation ideas that focus real-world scenarios, relevant examples and tangible learning.
  • Give your proposal a simple and straightforward title. Clever or inappropriate titles make it harder for people to figure out what you're really talking about.
  • Include as much detail about the planned presentation as possible. The longer the talk you're proposing, the more detail you should provide.
  • Please upload a great profile picture of yourself with your proposal so people will recognize you at the conference.

Important Dates

  • Call for Proposals Deadline: January 10, 2016
  • Notifications will be sent in February

Registration and Fees

Registration for the Institute is required. The registration fee of $200 will be waived for all presenters whose mini course proposal is accepted into the program. Each mini course presenter will receive a PROMO CODE to register.

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